language

In this politically charged climate, it feels like you have to be super careful with your language, no matter who you are or what side you're on. 

Stories about people who say the “wrong” thing and suffer the consequences, including a very conservative Republican from Louisiana who's lambasted for being too liberal.  

You can hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week on This American Life:

Stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking.

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Be sure to tune in for Connections with Michelle Stewart!

What's she playing this week?

Find out on Connections with Michelle Stewart - 8pm, Wednesday December 20th on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

  The basic rules of grammar were established hundreds of years ago. Yet arguments over certain details persist, and common mistakes abound, even proliferating into the digital age. But there are defenders of the age-old standards, even here in Sonoma County, and we meet one of them on today’s North Bay Report.

Formal language standards often have a rough time in some areas of the virtual world of websites and social media. But even there, Miller observes, sloppy writing and imprecise usage can have negative consequences.

Crafting A Lexicon of Sustainability

Jun 30, 2014

When we talk about something—food, for instance—it’s essential that we all understanding the same meanings for the words we use. That’s the reasoning behind the Lexicon of Sustainability.

There’s another way that language shapes the food choices in his own home, explains Douglas Gayeton.

    Food, of course, extends beyond agriculture, as does the importance of sustainability. One important example is fish.